Hallelujah Diet

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Brownie08, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Brownie08

    Brownie08 New Member

    Has anyone heard of this - Follow this link to the full article - but basically there are 10 things we should all be doing. I am the #1 offender, but as I go into a new year - I am going to attempt to followin this kind of practice.


    1. “Eat a well-balanced diet of 50% raw foods and fresh ‘live’ juices. The diet should consist mostly of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, (primarily millet and brown rice), raw nuts and seeds, skinless turkey or chicken, and deep water fish. These quality foods supply nutrients that renew energy and build immunity.

    2. “Eat four to five small meals daily to keep a steady supply of protein and carbohydrates available for proper muscle function. If the body does not have enough fuel for energy, it will rob the muscles of essential nutrients, causing muscle wasting and pain.

    3. “Drink plenty of liquids to help flush out toxins. The best choices are steam-distilled water and herbal teas. Fresh vegetable juices supply necessary vitamins and minerals.

    4. “Do not eat meat, dairy products, or any other foods that are high in saturated fats. Saturated fats raise cholesterol levels and interfere with circulation. They also promote the inflammatory response and increase pain. Also avoid fried foods, processed foods, shellfish, and white flour products such as bread and pasta.

    5. “Do not consume any caffeine, alcohol, or sugar. Eating sugar in any form – including fructose and honey – promotes fatigue, increases pain, and disturbs sleep. If these substances have been a regular part of your diet, your symptoms may actually get worse for a short period as a result of the ‘withdrawal’ effect, but after that, you should experience a noticeable improvement in your condition.

    6. “Avoid wheat and brewer’s yeast until your symptoms improve.

    7. “Maintain a regular program of modest exercise. A daily walk followed by some gentle stretching exercises is good. If you have been sedentary before, start slowly and be careful not to overexert yourself; this can aggravate symptoms. Keep in mind that what you need is some amount of daily exercise, not strenuous workouts two or three times a week. Once your body is accustomed to regular exercise, symptoms are likely to improve.

    8. “Be sure to give your body sufficient rest. Set aside at least eight hours for sleep each night.

    9. “Take a hot shower or a bath upon arising to stimulate circulation and help relieve morning stiffness. Or alternate between hot water and cold water while showering. Recent studies have shown cold showers to be beneficial for relieving the pain of fibromyalgia.

    10. “Take chlorophyll in tablet form or in green drinks . . . “